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Eoin Murray

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  1. ......and if one is modelling as per the Cultra 1:1 model- don't forget to include some patrons attempts at fulling her up! Eoin
  2. Here are a few photos of the cab interior;- Eoin
  3. Here are a few photos of Fry's Class 800, the photos were white balanced and levelled in photoshop which gives a good visual representation of the colour;- Eoin
  4. Excellent Kirley Looking forward to see this progressing, I'm off to get the kit Eoin
  5. Excellent Kirley Almost up and running, I like the timber wedge on the motor! I learnt a new tip on etch priming- only lightly spray it onto the brass so that you can still see through the paint, apparently the etchant works better this way, rather than a full opaque coat...... Eoin
  6. Hi David Great to see you getting an award at the Milton Keynes Show for your marvellous layout, well done I hope someday to see this layout in real life..... Eoin
  7. Hi Kirley Looks great, I'm very close to assembling my A! once I have the ladders n pipes on the bogies worked out I'll send you a set The guard iron can take a bit of bending, but not repeatedly!- carefully done with a pliers with masking tape applied, holding the upper section of the bogie side from the front, again with a pliers, two bends- first inwards just under the frame, and second halfway down the iron bend it straight again pointing down to the track on front of the wheel. Paint finish may crack but hopefully you still have some paint for touch up Eoin
  8. Hi 844fan Mr Clements has returned with confirmation- the loco dimension is from front face of front buffer to rear face of frame, he also states- These dimensions can be considered “official” but should not necessarily be taken as accurate! I'd say if you work on 31' 3" no one will ever know! Eoin
  9. Hi 844fan I reckon it's buffer to buffer, the book doesn't say, but I have used the book for other locos that I have drawings for and it comes out pretty close, give an inch or two- if it was beam to beam the calculations would be out by 4' or so! I do know Mr Clements and I will enquire Eoin
  10. Hi 844fan No, but here it is from the Clements & McMahon book 'Locomotives of the GSR' Cylinders = 19"x26" Radial Wheels = 3' 0" Driving Wheels = 5' 1&3/4" Original Wheelbase = 5' 0" + 8' 0" + 9' 0" When rebuilt with Bissel truck = 6' 6" + 8' 0" + 9' 0" Loco Length = 31' 3&3/4" Bullied based the design of the burning system from an Italian firm Franco-Crosti according to documents found in Inchicore- Franco-Crosti were threatening to sue CIE in relation to the patent for this design? Eoin
  11. Hi I have the Ernie Shepherd book and can give you some information that may help;- Class K3 0-6-0 no 356, supplied by North British Loco Company, modified to 2-6-0 due to problems on the bends. Bullied and his team modified it as the test bed for turf burning, it ran on the tracks all the way to Cork and back, it went through many changes during testing and was eventually sidelined as CC1 came on line. Shepherd's book has a chapter on 356 with many fascinating photographs of her in the workshop and out under test. If thinking of modelling this loco, this book is a must. One stunning photo is of the modified loco, its tender, and a wagon trailing behind with a Layland bus engine on it, used to provide assistance in the drafting- now there's a model? Prior to 356 being set up, Bullied and the team ran tests on burning milled turf in the lab and in the Icnhicore Power House boilers and 356 was the follow up to that. I plan a Gauge O model of this loco, I find it more interesting than CC1. Eoin
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